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Fertilizers in low-light planted tank?

Hi all, I am starting a shrimp tank in the near future. I will be heavily planting it with anacharis, hornwort, and java moss. Will I need to dose any ferts, or will I be OK?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 02:53 AM
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With those plants, I think no. If those plants need some ferts, look into some root tabs. They should be fine though. If you need some root tabs, I have some rich ones that are made mostly out of mineralized topsoil. Lemme know.

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Alright, I didn't think so, but I wanted to make sure. Thanks!
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The need for fertilizing depends on how much light you use. The more light, the faster the plants grow, so the more nutrients they need. Stick with low light, and you probably won't need to fertilize at all.

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I see. Thanks for clearing that up!
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